V2X hardware manufacturer Danlaw will be demonstrating a real-world application of a connected school bus stop on the showroom floor at ITS World Congress Los Angeles this week.
Conducted by Michigan DOT, Operation Safe Stop observed school bus traffic over the course of a day and found that 508 motorists illegally passed a stopped school bus.
Coupled with the fact that there were 114 crashes over the past year in the state involving a school bus with its active lights turned on, it’s clear that automobile manufacturers and transit organisations can do more to keep students safe.
Danlaw’s demo will showcase how its connected vehicle technology can enhance the safety of students by enabling flashing smart signs and in-cabin alerts for surrounding drivers.
The connected school bus stop is one of the many available safety applications that can be handled through equipping infrastructure and vehicles with V2X equipment.